The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart (The Hero of Talbadas Vol. 1)
by T. M. Shannon
Published: May 17, 2013.
As the King of Talbadas nears his end, and treasonous parties seek to usurp the throne, young farmer Halm Dresden finds that his father's dying advice, the actions of two Elves, and a nightmare vision have put him on a destined path.
While impressionable youth and some of his friends join this treacherous league, Dresden has a sword made and prepares for looming conflict...